DOBSON — A bicycle theft is under investigation by the Surry County Sheriff’s Office where the suspect is believed to have stolen the bike after fleeing the scene of a East Pine Street automobile accident.
Carrie Wall Hawks, of Hamburg Street, contacted authorities regarding the stolen bicycle on May 15.
According to a spokesperson with the sheriff’s office, a neighbor had seen the suspect run out of the woods, grab the bicycle and ride off.
A State Highway Patrol trooper investigating the East Pine Street wreck found a shirt near the woodline connecting the driver who had fled the accident scene on foot with the bicycle theft.
The identity of the suspect was not released by authorities, and both incidents are under investigation by the respective agencies.
• Hailey Renee Bowman, 21, of South Main Street, Dobson, was arrested May 13 on warrants issued by the Mount Airy Police Department which charge Bowman with felonious conspiracy to obtain property by false pretense, misdemeanor larceny and misdemeanor possession of stolen goods and property. Bond was set at $2,500 secured and a court date set for July 14.
• Deputies recovered a vehicle believed to have been used in connection with a Carroll County, Virginia, larceny. Patrol responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle where the caller said an unknown person or persons had pulled into their driveway in a vehicle missing one front tire, and asked to leave the car in the driveway.
When the reportee declined, the suspects backed the car into a field across the street and left it there. Carroll County authorities had previously entered the plate into the system when looking for two suspects identified in connection with a larceny of tires, with one suspect was already in custody.
The suspects have not been apprehended.
• An act of vandalism was reported to the Sheriff’s Office on May 13 by Wilma Ann Sheppard, of Haystack Road, Mount Airy. According to the report, a suspect put an unknown substance into the gas tanks of two vehicles belonging to the victim, a yellow Ford Mustang and a Grey Ford F-250, causing $1,000 of damage.
• Kristen Hicks, of Fairfield Drive, Mount Airy, reported a breaking and entering from a residence on Rosewood Drive, Mount Airy. According to the May 13 report, a quantity of copper pipe valued at $100 was stolen and a glass window broken, which was valued at $50.
• On May 13, Cecil Earlis Gillespie, of Turkey Ford Road, Mount Airy, reported an ornamental table with stew pot stolen from the yard. The total value of the items was listed at $250.
• A Mount Airy woman reported an act of fraud on May 13. Eddie Gerald Smith, of Bourbon Trail, reported an account had been set up in her name to receive power.
• A breaking and entering reported May 13 by Lynn Gregory Burton, of Snow Hill Church Circle, Dobson, is under investigation. According to the report, a SIG Sauer .38-caliber handgun and a box of ammunition were stolen. The total value of the stolen items totaled $650. A family member is considered a suspect, according to a sheriff’s office spokesperson.
• A family member is suspected in a larceny, forgery and false pretense reported May 15 by Jacqueline S. Mills, of Bobs Way, Ararat. According to the report, 14 checks were stolen with a total value of $1,380, a $225 weed eater and $160 leaf blower. The incident is under investigation.
• Regina Ann Sumner, of White Pine Country Club Road, Mount Airy, reported a breaking and entering at her home on May 15. A suspect made unauthorized entry and stole a .357 Magnum with a 3-inch barrel, worth $300, a $300 pair of binoculars and a $500 iPod touch. The incident is under investigation with no leads and no suspects, a sheriff’s office spokesperson said.